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Local health officials provide tips on eating healthy during Thanksgiving

Local health officials provide tips on eating healthy during Thanksgiving
Local health officials provide tips on eating healthy during Thanksgiving
Posted at 3:55 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:31:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Thanksgiving is a holiday known for its food, so if you're trying to stay healthy this holiday season here are some tips.

First cut back on sugars oil and butter. Instead of using salt you can use onion and garlic powder as replacements.

If you eat a small breakfast in the morning it'll keep you from feeling like you're starving while you're waiting for the turkey.

And of course, put small portions on your plate even if the food looks delicious.

"You may have to pass on some things that may not help your diet and of coures you want to exercise so we always tell people after you have your family meal to take a walk after the meal as a family get the children involved do a nice comfortable walk and let that food digest," said Public Health Nutrition Program Director, Dykibra Gaskin.

Alcohol has a lot of calories, so watch how much you're drinking. Also fat free chicken broth is a good substitute for gravy.